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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Yes : Certain tumors produce HCG and these will produce a false-positive pregnancy test even in a man. A chemical pregnancy (in which the conception is lost very early) might be considered a false-positive. I trust the specimen is not contaminated. Good luck; i hope that whatever comes next is what you want. ...Read more

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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test?  I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Yes but unlikely: There are very rare tumors that produce the same hormone as found in pregnancy. If there is no chance of sex having happened, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Get blood test: If you have a positive result on a correctly done urine, test, it is prudent that you get a blood test for HCG level to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Unless proven otherwise, a positive urine test after a missed period should be considered as diagnostic of pregnancy. For the sake of your and your potential baby's health, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and a portionof the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common components, graves disease wil lnot cause a fasle positive pregnancy test. It works in the revers fashion- bhcg can stimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test. Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more